In loving memory of

Melanie Angela Best
June 25, 1971 - November 21, 2018

Melanie Angela Best, 47, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 21st at her Father's home in Punta Gorda, Florida.

She is survived by her daughter, Ava Charlysse Hunt (14); her father, W. Aubrey Best (91); sister, Deirdre Elizabeth Best (42); and Deirdre's husband, Eric McCoy (52) of New Jersey. Melanie's remaining surviving family is lives in the United Kingdom, Bermuda and CA.

Melanie was first generation born Manhattan, NY, USA to W. Aubrey Best and Valerie. Her mother Valerie passed in 2006. Prior to moving to FL with her parents in 1997, she lived in Manalapan, NJ where she attended Collier High School winning the student of the year award on her senior year. Melanie was passionate about music, singing and art, as her mother, an opera singer and artist had passed down to her. She attended Brookdale Community College for Interior Design and had a knack for creating contemporary art. She was a loving mother to her daughter 'Charley Girl' and dear friend to many.

There will be two services for Melanie; the first will be a wake at Kay-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home located at 635 E. Marion Ave in Punta Gorda, FL on Wednesday November 28th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm with a service to follow at 5:30 pm. For NJ family & friends, an arrangement will be made at a later date once her ashes are shipped to NJ. There will be an Interment for family and friends in Brielle's Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial luncheon will follow the Interment. Please contact her sister Deirdre for details for the NJ arrangements. They will also be posted on social media once determined.


Darren Guest wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"I?m Sorry to hear this, my condolences go out too her immediate family at this difficult time, thinking of you all....God bless."

Tara wrote on Nov 26, 2018:

"I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences."

Joy Ann wrote on Nov 26, 2018:

"I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in your memories of Melanie and from others who remember her fondly. Psalms 147:3 says; "He is healing the broken hearted ones and is binding up their painful spots". May the God of all comfort along with his words help your heart during this painful times."